Broccoli Cauliflower Cheddar Cheese Soup
Every cook needs several signature soups in their library. For fall and winter, this is one of my favorites. I keep frozen broccoli and cauliflower in my freezer just to be sure I can make this whenever I want to. It is a meal by itself. The croutons finish it off perfectly.
If you did want to use fresh broccoli and cauliflower, use the same measure of each cut into pieces and blanch them in boiling water until just soft. Do each vegetable separately because the broccoli will cook more quickly than the cauliflower. Remove to a stop bath and drain thoroughly. Then use in the recipe in exactly the same way.